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Reseachers Study Out-of-Use Chicken Houses

Some agriculture producers go on to use their leftover chicken houses.

Tearing down a chicken house might seem as simple as pushing it over and cleaning up the remains, but Practice 360 is a conservation procedure meant to help close the structures and remediate soil. The University of Missouri and Enviroscapes Ecological Consulting are researching through a survey and interviews how Northwest Arkansas farmers use this program, what happens to their out-of-commission houses and why they stop farming poultry.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Anna Pope grew up listening to public radio. Pope earned a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism from Oklahoma State University where she reported for the university’s paper and became its news editor. She also interned at KOSU public radio, covering topics ranging anywhere from Indigenous affairs and rural issues to business and education. She joined KUAF as a Report for America corps member covering the impact of growth in June 2022.